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General Purposes Committee

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Information about General Purposes Committee

The General Purposes Committee is authorised:


  • to consider and determine Council (non-executive) functions1 delegated to a Director2 where the Director has decided not to exercise the delegated authority and has referred the matter to the Committee;
  • to consider proposals to amend the constitution and make recommendations to full Council; and
  • to make recommendations to full Council in connection with the discharge of any of its functions3.


1 Where the functions do not fall within the terms of reference of any other council committee. These functions, which include those local choice functions, which have been determined as non executive functions, are detailed in Sections 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

2 “Director” includes those Officers specified in Sections 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

3 “Function” in this context does not include shared functions with the executive.